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out and cellphones have stopped working. >> it happened in russia about 900 miles east of moscow. paul normally tracking the rain is tonight tracking meteors. >> this is an interesting one. and we have so many different vantage point was it, we can get this to you quickly because of things like youtube. imagine driving to work and that is what you see. it's a large meteor that landed in russia. here's the deal. we've been telling you over the past couple days there's a huge piece of asteroid out there that will make a very close pass to earth within 17,000 miles of earth tomorrow. we know that's not going to hit us but asteroids never travel alone. they have little buddies going with them, and some of those are going to interact with our atmosphere. and this is a different vantage point of the same meteor. we've heard reports of injuries, and that's what happened over the past hour and a half over russia. amazing video coming in. right now we've heard of no serious injuries, and it was a very rural area. but that's just a sign that we're playing a stellar dog fall game here. >> and it
. >> this is about two hours ago video to show you from russia, eastern russia. and it was a flash of light in the sky. this is like a movie. look at that. that occurred, now you may be wondering because we're seeing a lot of dashcam video. a lot of insurance fraud in russia so a lot of cars have dashcams. >> any idea how big this thing is? >> i don't know. but i know it's smaller than the big meteor or asteroid that's passing by 17,000 miles from earth tomorrow. likely this was one of its little buddies that moved in in russia. oakland 45 fremont 42. the setup in the atmosphere high pressure with us all week long. it's also at its closest point to us. the storm track way up in british columbia. an offshore wind day coming down out of the northeast, 60-70 degrees. we'll stay there for the next couple days before high pressure moves down to the south and we get the onshore flow. that means we'll cool down, and next week, some showers. rainfall coming up next week. we've got two more days tomorrow and saturday close to 70 degrees before we cool down and get that rainfall in here tuesday. high
that uncommon, but the fact that the asteroid happened in russia simply has more people watching the skies tonight. and kpix 5 reporter david jackson joining us now. you saw it with your own eyes? >> reporter: i sure did, christin. it was mighty bright. i've seen plenty of meteors over the years and i don't recall seeing one with such a tail and quite as bright a light as this particular one was. we were here working on another story in san francisco at the time, and i looked up immediately and saw this streak across what is for us the western sky, and immediately i looked at people on the sidewalk, all looking up and pointing as well. so yes, it was quite a moment. and with all the meteor activity that we've heard plenty about over the last couple of days, no surprise that people were even more sort of taken by what they had just seen. and we were looking at each other and saying, did i really see that? it was remarkable and very interesting. we'll have more from the mission district, coming up in just a few more minutes. so right now back to you
on the power of that meteor that slammed into russia friday morning local time. scientists say the three-ton space rock had the potential to level an entire city if it made a direct hit. tatiana anderson explains how much worse the damage could have been if the meteor hit a more populous area. >> reporter: a meteor exploded over the region. friday's blast damaged more than 4,000 buildings. this man says his aquarium cracked and the glass on his door broke into pieces. crews are working overtime to rebuild shattered windows. the governor wants them all replaced within a week, because this area is so cold. nasa estimates the meteor exploded with the force of at least 20 hiroshima atomic bombs. >> it could have probably leveled every single building in an area the size of chicago. >> reporter: local officials say the explosion injured more than 1,000 people and caused about 33 million in damage. cameras captured the meteor in the sky over russia. now crews are trying to find fragments in a leg about 50 miles from chelyabinsk. scientists say an even
in russia maybe. i don't think we've ever seen this. referee gets knocked down by the player, okay. calmly, he takes off his helmet, puts it down. and there he goes again! >> oh! >> oh, man! saturday night at the fights! russian hockey! the ref is mad and is just not gonna take it anymore! i love that! >>> all right. we'll be right back. what's that? when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. don't wait for presidents' day to save on a new mattress. sleep train's presidents' day sale is on now. save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. plus, free delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. keep more presidents in your wallet. sleep train's presidents' day sale is on now. superior service best selection lowest p
with it. a 10-ton space bomb that went off over russia yesterday, powerful not to knock down brick walls. but until those final seconds in the skies over chelyabinsk, no one saw it coming. in this day and age, how is that possible? kpix 5 sharon chin tells us the answer is pretty simple. >> reporter: a bus-sized fireball exploded across the russian sky. dashboard video cameras captured the meteor soaring an estimated 33,000 miles an hour, with the force of two world war ii atomic bombs. [ sound of explosions ] >> reporter: the explosion shattered thousands of windows and injured about 1,000 people in chelyabinsk. the sonic boom was felt in booms and classrooms. astronomers call it cosmic coincidence that the meteor struck on the same day that an asteroid passed near the earth. but why did we know about the asteroid a year in advance, yet have no warning about the meteor? >> it just snuck up on us. that's not unusual for the small ones. >> reporter: an astronomer at chabot space and science center says the meteor was too small to detect by r
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